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Published September 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Cutlets

It can be a real challenge to keep pork moist when you prepare it, especially on the grill.

By: Herald Staff Reports,

It can be a real challenge to keep pork — the other white meat — moist when you prepare it, especially on the grill.

But if you wrap your pork in strips of bacon — as the boneless cutlets in the following recipe are — the chance of succeeding improves immensely.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Cutlets

4 boneless pork chops, about 1-inches thick

2 tablespoons Southwest-style seasoning blend

12 slices bacon, about ½ pound

Prepare a grill for indirect, medium heat. Rub each pork chop with the spice blend. Wrap each cutlet in bacon to cover. Let rest 10 minutes.

Grill chops until cooked through (155 degrees) and bacon is crisp, about 6 minutes per side.

Note: Let the chops rest up to 30 minutes after applying the spice blend if you have time.

Yield: Serves 4.

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 454 calories, 58 percent of calories from fat, 28 grams fat (10 grams saturated), 141 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams carbohydrates, 44 grams protein, 912 milligrams sodium, 1 grams fiber.

Grab more food tidbits at the Chef Jeff blog at GrandForksHerald.com.

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